Crown Estate Scotland will be hosting an event in partnership with the Moredun Research Institute at Ruthven Farm, Tomintoul to highlight some of the steps needed to maximise upland livestock production from grass.
The event, Maximising grass and health for profitable lamb production, will take place on Wednesday 14 August with an opening address by Richard Lochhead MSP at 1.30pm, finishing with a barbecue at 5pm.
Workshops will be led by a number of experts including:
- Charlie Morgan, Grass master: Maximising grassland production for livestock systems.
- Dave Bartley, Moredun: Roundworm control in lambs on rotational and conventional grazing systems.
- Ruth Cowie, local vet and MSD Animal Health: Stamp out lameness with a 5 point plan.
Crown Estate Scotland Head of Property Andy Wells said: “Events like this are hugely beneficial in sharing learning that can help farmers plan and prepare for future developments in the agriculture sector. Crown Estate Scotland takes our responsibilities to support our tenants very seriously, and it’s great to be able to hold this event on our Glenlivet Estate, which is currently benefiting from our increased investment in farm infrastructure to help ensure our tenants can stay ahead of the game.”
Lee Innes, Moredun’s Director of Communications said, “Farm events are integral to our knowledge exchange activities with farmers and vets and we are delighted to be working again with our partners, the Crown Estate Scotland, to help communicate new technologies and innovations to help farmers maximise the health and welfare of their livestock and the profitability of their businesses”.
This event is free of charge and open to all involved in the livestock sector on a first come first served basis. Please contact email@example.com or 01479 870070 to book a place by Wednesday 7th August.